Tag Archives: Meaning

A Little Bit of Knowledge…

I walked Daniel to school for the first time today. My nephew is all of seven years old, so key topics of conversation were [a] Power Rangers, [b] what would happen if all the traffic lights in the world turned … Continue reading

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Core skills to navigate the Social Age

A premise of the Social Age is change: change in our ecosystem, change in the Social Contract, changes in how we work, learn, communicate and play. The skills we used to navigate the Knowledge Age will not suffice for the … Continue reading

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Sociology, not technology

The Social Age sees us connecting, sharing, working and leading in online spaces. But it’s a mistake to think that the real change is in the technology. It’s not: it’s about the sociology. The technology deals transactionally: it can make … Continue reading

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The Concentration of Meaning: Birth of the Social Age

It’s largely a matter of concentration: not thinking harder but rather a greater aggregation of knowledge and resources. Trace the journey of ‘sense making‘. At first, we had to use our own senses: looking at the world around us, biting … Continue reading

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Making Connections: creating meaning

I’m sat in the transit lounge of Singapore airport, on my way to Manila, so making a connection in a very literal sense. I wrote a book in Singapore in 2012, called ‘Learning, Knowledge and Meaning‘. It was about how … Continue reading

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Sense making in the Social Age

Back from holiday and off to Bulgaria today to deliver a workshop about social learning and community management. I’ve never been to Bulgaria before, indeed, i’d be hard pushed to tell you anything about it whatsoever that went beyond media … Continue reading

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Round pegs and square holes: evolving access to expertise

Fitting out the new office this weekend and i decided to lend Sam a hand: he’d borrowed a special drill bit to take out a large circle of wood to let you put cables through a desk. Between us, we … Continue reading

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Emergent reason

Ever so often i become aware that i write too much about serious things. It’s raining hard today, with the odd moment when the sun breaks through. It was during one of those moments that i was to be found … Continue reading

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Social Leadership: Communities and meaning

We don’t just belong to one community: in the Social Age, we belong to many. Maybe there was a time when we all lived in caves and gathered around campfires to skin mammoths, when we were constrained by being in … Continue reading

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Approaching Social Learning

The problem with formal learning is that it’s inherently abstract: no matter how engaging and dynamic it is, it’s always one step away from our everyday reality. When people leave the event and go back to their real lives, real … Continue reading

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